Rachel Lauren Tew

Magazine, Writers
Social Media Director
USA
I am twenty two years old, and have been dealing with this disorder for over a decade in secret. Only around two years ago, did I even realize that I have a legitimate disorder that others experience too. It wasn't until more recently, that I started vocalizing about my struggles and those around me actually seem to have started to better understand

I am twenty two years old, and have been dealing with this disorder for over a decade in secret. Only around two years ago, did I even realize that I have a legitimate disorder that others experience too. It wasn’t until more recently, that I started vocalizing about my struggles and those around me actually seem to have started to better understand. I have spent the majority of my life being secretive, feeling misunderstood and depressed. Even though now I am now aware of my disorder, and can more accurately approaching dealing with it, it is still a daily struggle. I mostly write my articles in my car, because it is the only place where I feel safe from triggers, and relaxed enough to concentrate. Paying continuous attention to anything is a big joke to me, due to constantly being triggered. I have been to doctors, and explained this to them what goes on in my head, but have been told that it is a manifestation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have been diagnosed with OCD, Anxiety, and Agoraphobia, but not a Sensory Processing Disorder, or even Misophonia.

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